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£1.1 million wanted for Cawdor Tavern near Inverness and Nairn as family sells up after 30 years

By Alasdair Fraser

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The Cawdor Tavern
The Cawdor Tavern

Owners of a traditional village inn near Inverness are looking to sell up after 30 years.

Now on the market for offers of around £1.1 million, the Cawdor Tavern is situated 12 miles east of the Highland capital and five miles from Nairn.

Christine and Norman Sinclair have successfully run the “outstanding family business” for three decades, along with two other hospitality outlets.

Said to offer the very best in Highland hospitality, the attractive tavern is described as having a stellar reputation among locals and visitors to the area.

Agents Graham + Sibbald highlighted the strength of the business’s track record and its location in a conservation village famous for 14th century-built Cawdor Castle and gardens.

The Cawdor Tavern
The Cawdor Tavern

Martin Sutherland, a licensed trade and business agent with selling agents Graham+ Sibbald, said: “This outstanding business has proven itself to be a key player in Nairnshire, attracting large crowds all year round.

“It is regarded as one of the most impressive traditional pubs in the area and its reputation is well known.

“The seller has decided now is the time to pursue other interests and step away from the trade, leaving behind a very well-presented business for the next owner to enjoy.”

Norman and Christine Sinclair said: “After spending many years in hospitality from the family business of The Moorings Hotel in Fort William and building The Classroom in Nairn, Cawdor Tavern has been very special to run.”

In its sales material, Graham + Sibbald said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a well-established business.

The Cawdor Tavern
The Cawdor Tavern

“The village inn offers a great business opportunity for the right buyer to build upon the already stellar reputation and frequent return clients.

“It is evident the current owner, Norman Sinclair, has invested time and effort into the property and as he moves on to pursue other interests, he has left behind an outstanding business.

“The property benefits form a large bar-restaurant, a cosy public bar, a large function room, quaint beer garden and a detached four-bedroom house.

“The Cawdor Tavern boasts a warm inviting atmosphere which seamlessly blends traditional features with modern fixtures and fitting, providing all clientele with a sense of relaxed sophistication and the best of Highland hospitality.”

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